Founded in 1987, Worldwide Friends was the only friendship group for USC internationals at that time. As an independent organization, it obtained federal and state non-profit status in 1997 and also became an official student group at USC in 2000. USC Student Officers with Dicksie Mathison and Jim Wilbar as directors accompanied by other volunteers both on and off campus lead this organization.
Our Hopes for You
Experience the warmth of friendships with students and volunteers
Find support and encourage others in the midst of new challenges
Enjoy memorable group times, sharing cultures and both on and off-campus activities
Gain new insights on life, careers and personal development
Discover how to live well in optional student-led Bible discussions
Meet and build relationships with American friends and families
Grow as the next generation of leaders
A Note to Our American Friends
Worldwide Friends is funded by tax-deductible donations. With your donation, you provide international students a chance to meet Americans and experience Christian love in a tangible way. Your donation assists with all the incidental expenses--buying food and Bibles, transportation, training for student leaders and volunteers, administration, and birthday cakes!
Ways to Donate
Please mail a check made out to:
361 E. Lincoln Ave.
Montebello, CA 90640
Feel free to make a donation to via Paypal by clicking the Donate button below. We appreciate and thank you for any amount you give.
Your time would also be a wonderful gift. You could make a dish for Snack Chat or a picnic. Or join an outing to meet students and help with transportation. Pick up a student from the airport. Get to know a student by video chat in the Friendship Trek program. Pray with us!